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Child Rights Governance (CRG) Programme Coordinator at Save the Children International

The Save the Children Fund, commonly known as Save the Children, is an international non-governmental organization that promotes children’s rights, provides relief and helps support children in developing countries

The Regional Programme Unit’s over-arching goal for the period 2019 – 2021 is to ensure regional accountability for child rights, with the aim that children in the East and Southern Africa Region (ESAR) are safe and protected. This provides leverage so that the rights of children be respected, protected and fulfilled by African governments where SCI has a presence in the region. It supports and strengthens the work of Save the Children in our countries of operations. Country offices in turn provide the basis on which to respond and articulate the needs of children.

The Regional Programme Unit: delivers activities with regional institutions including the Africa Committee of Experts on the Rights and Welfare of the Child (ACERWC), the Inter-Governmental Authority on Development (IGAD), the East African Community (EAC); the Southern African Development Community (SADC); and regional civil society organizations. The scope of work includes policy and advocacy harmonization through training workshops, consultation events, learning events, research, supporting regional partners to deliver activities that are aligned with the regional ambition and coordination of the work of country offices for multi-country initiatives on child rights governance.

The CRG Coordinator position uses his/her technical knowledge in child rights governance and partnership management to support the delivery of activities aimed at ensuring that child rights issues are protected and promoted in ESA. It also requires the ability to liase with RPU programme, support staff and partners in understanding Save the Children’s Safeguarding Framework and Adult Safeguarding Policies (Protection from Sexual Exploitation and Abuse – PSEA – and Anti-Harassment Policy), including how to report any concerns.
Qualifications and Experience

Essential

  • Bachelor’s degree in human rights law, law, international relations, political science, social sciences or other university education related to development and human rights.
  • At least 6 years qualified work experience similar to the tasks above.
  • Knowledge of and experience in working with children’s rights and human rights.
  • Experience in advocacy
  • Experience with working closely with Government, community groups, UN agencies, Regional Mechanisms and local and international NGOS.
  • Strong analytical and networking skills and ability to work in a team.
  • Excellent writing skills.

Desirable

  • Experience in fundraising activities is beneficial
  • Understanding of and experience in project cycle management is beneficial.

Contract duration: 1 year

The Organisation

We employ approximately 25,000 people across the globe and work on the ground in over 100 countries to help children affected by crises, or those that need better healthcare, education and child protection. We also campaign and advocate at the highest levels to realise the right of children and to ensure their voices are heard.
We are working towards three breakthroughs in how the world treats children by 2030:

  • No child dies from preventable causes before their 5th birthday
  • All children learn from a quality basic education and that,
  • Violence against children is no longer tolerated

We know that great people make a great organization, and that our employees play a crucial role in helping us achieve our ambitions for children. We value our people and offer a meaningful and rewarding career, along with a collaborative and inclusive environment where ambition, creativity, and integrity are highly valued.
Application Information:
Please attach a copy of your CV and cover letter with your application, and include details of your current remuneration and salary expectations. A copy of the full role profile can be found at careers

We need to keep children safe so our selection process, which includes rigorous background checks, reflects our commitment to the protection of children from abuse.
All employees are expected to carry out their duties in accordance with our global anti-harassment policy.

Disclaimer:

Save the Children International does not charge any kind of fee at whichever stage of the recruitment process and does not act through recruitment agents

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